Letters From War – Mark Schultz

 

Letters From War

 She walked to the mailbox
On that bright summers day
Found a letter from her son
In a war far away

He spoke of the weather
And good friends that he’d made
Said I’d been thinking ’bout dad
And the life that he
had
That’
s why I’m here today
And that the end he said
You are what I’m fighting for
It was the first of the letters from war

She started writing
You’re good and you’re brave
What a father that you’ll be someday
make it home
make it safe

She wrote every night as she prayed

Late in December
A day she’ll not forget
Oh her tears stained the paper
With every word that she read

It said “I was up on a hill
I was out there alone
When the shots all rang out
And bombs were exploding
And that’s when I saw him
He came back for me
And though he was captured
A man set me free
And that man was your son
He asked me to write to you
I told him I would, oh I swore”
It was the last of the letters from war

And she prayed he was living
Kept on believing
And wrote every night just to say

You are good
And you’re brave
what a father that you’ll be someday
Make it home
Make it safe

Still she kept writing each day

Then two years later
Autumn leaves all around
A car pulled in the driveway
And she fell to the ground
And out stepped a captain
Where her boy used to stand

He said “mom I’m following orders
From all of your letters
And I’ve come home again”,
He ran into hold her
And dropped all his bags on the floor
Holding all of her letters from war

Bring him home
Bring him home
Bring him home

Freedom

Freedom 

To all our Soldiers past and present, God Bless 
 
Glory to the American Flag, long may she wave 
So many have been covered with her when they’ve 
gone to their grave 
 
So many of us have taken for granted that our 
freedom will always be 
We tend to forget those who have kept that 
right for you and for me 
A Soldier will stand and fight all night to 
keep us from harm 
While some of us sit at home and refuse to 
lift an arm 
 
Some sit around and complain all day how 
wrong this war must be 
While a Soldier pushes that aside to continue 
to fight for you and me 
 
Some sit around and complain about the food 
their going to eat 
While a Soldier works straight through 
hungry and weary on his feet 
 
While you sit around and complain about what 
you have or where you live 
Remember what a Soldier somewhere for you is 
about to give 
 
A Soldier stands tall and proud and ready for 
the fight 
We must stand strong behind them through 
their hard and arduous plight
 ~ Author Unknown ~

In Your Honor

In Your Honor

Unselfishly, you left your fathers and your mothers,
You left behind your sisters and your brothers.
Leaving your beloved children and wives,
You put on hold, your dreams-your lives.
On foreign soil, you found yourself planted
To fight for those whose freedom you granted.
Without your sacrifice, their cause would be lost
But you carried onward, no matter the cost.

Many horrors you had endured and seen.
Many faces had haunted your dreams.
You cheered as your enemies littered the ground;
You cried as your brothers fell all around.

When it was over, you all came back home,
Some were left with memories to face all alone;
Some found themselves in the company of friends
As their crosses cast shadows across the land.

Those who survived were forever scarred
Emotionally, physically, permanently marred.
Those who did not now sleep eternally
‘Neath the ground they had given their lives to keep free.

With a hand upon my heart, I feel The pride and respect; my reverence is revealed
In the tears that now stream down my upturned face
As our flag waves above you, in her glory and grace.
Freedom was the gift that you unselfishly gave
Pain and death was the price that you ultimately paid.
Every day, I give my utmost admiration
To those who had fought to defend our nation.
~ Author Unknown ~

Remembering D-Day 6-6-44

Let us never forget the brave men who sacrificed all to ensure, not only our freedom, but the freedom of mankind. To those warriors, surrender was not an option, they would accept nothing less than full victory! They gave their last full measure of devotion to the cause of freedom. Let us always continue their fight for freedom, lest their sacrifices be in vain. May we always remember and honor them.

God bless our warriors! God bless America!

Let freedom forever reign!